I was very sick very early and I was in agony. Doctors prepared me for an eptopic pregnancy but at an early scan it was twins. There were none in my family either.
Don't panic it will be fine, start researching prams etc. Also you be asked about birth options and that is very hard to choose.
I wouid also start looking at your diet and vitamin intake. The NHS say eat as normal however the US say you should eat more to bring on both babies. I ate more cheese fish and meat to get them to a good birth weight as they often are early and the bigger they are the better.
Finally get your camera ready and learn how to use it as their smallness will need to be recorded I would love to go back there
Also we were told by an older twin father that his babies were in separate Moses baskets from 0 and screamed for months sleeping terribly. They were away one night and they ended up sleeping next to each other and they slept through.
We had ours side on in a cot bed from 0 and were brilliant sleepers. They had separate rooms now but one still misses their sibling,
Thanks ladies! Littlebillie - yes I've also been very poorly, very tired and nauseous since about week 4. Diet-wise so far I haven't been very healthy so far, literally just been eating what I can keep down. I'm hoping now that's starting to ease off that I can stay on top of it a little more. I'm taking pregnacare vitamins but I'm veggie too, but it has been mentioned in my notes so will be kept an eye on.
We're very excited, just very unexpected
Petpank - yes our families know now, everyone was very surprised, but apparently we don't do things by halves ;)
I'm so excited to find out the sexes, feel like I literally can't wait!
I am 16 weeks pregnant with identical twins and like you found out at my 12 week scan, so it was a massive surprise. Neither my partner or I have twins in our families either so we were definitely not expecting twins!
It probably took a week for it to set in and for me to get over the initial shock, however now I am so excited and wouldn't have it any other way!
I am planning on having the twins co sleeping in a cot from the beginning and looking at getting an Icandy pram as I prefer the idea of a tandem pram rather than side by side.
Since my 16 week scan earlier this week I will be scanned every 2 weeks and closely monitored! Hoping to find out the sex at the next scan!
Congratulations! How exciting! I have nothing to add except that I have my 12 week scan at the end of April and I'm half wondering if it's twins because of how I've been feeling. I dismissed it as there are no twins on my side of the family, and just 1 set on DH's side, but this has made me think you never know!
I've recently found out I'm having twins too! Like you i found out at my 12 week scan, convinced it was one until the sonographer said "oh there's 2 of them!" So shocked was an understatement!! Ours are non identical, it's finally sinking in and the realisation that we need to get a new car (our son will be 27 months when they arrive) and we're probably gonna get the mountain buggy duet, from talking to mums who've already got twins, I've ruled out a tandem as apparantly the baby in the bottom just screams all the time!
Congratulations! Our twins were a 12 week scan shock too. I remember giggling randomly to myself all afternoon. They are 6 months old now Go have a read of some of the multiple threads, lots of useful stuff - don't know how to link but click - Talk > Being a Parent > Multiple Births